1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey

Not Rated.
Serpent's StoutSerpent's Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,296 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,296
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 278
Gots: 311 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 06-10-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,296 | Reviews: 528 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ClockworkOrange:
Photo of ClockworkOrange
ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one has been in the cellar for about 2 years give or take. A 750ml bottle uncorked and poured into my nonic Imperial pint glass. The stout appears a dark dark brown color with a good two fingers of ecru foam. Nice head retention with minimal lacing. Nose and flavors consist of dark brown sugar, sweet and sour cherries, blackberries, dark and semi sweet chocolate, molasses, dark roasted grain, caramelized malts, some coffee, plums. Quite complex in the nose and taste. The stout is approaching full bodied with a bit more lively carbonation that I like in my Impy stouts, but still nothing to deter me from seeking this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2010 04:19:35 | More by ClockworkOrange
More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerBucks
BeerBucks

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-11-2014 00:13:46 | More by BeerBucks
Photo of the_encinitan
the_encinitan

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-10-2014 20:18:46 | More by the_encinitan
Photo of nebuchadnezzer
nebuchadnezzer

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-09-2014 05:43:15 | More by nebuchadnezzer
Photo of dgtiii
dgtiii

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-08-2014 00:31:13 | More by dgtiii
Photo of jmkoller11
jmkoller11

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-07-2014 16:32:41 | More by jmkoller11
Photo of Matthew1788
Matthew1788

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-06-2014 21:49:14 | More by Matthew1788
Photo of BryanCDM
BryanCDM

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-06-2014 01:40:53 | More by BryanCDM
Photo of retry4z
retry4z

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

07-05-2014 19:41:57 | More by retry4z
Photo of joegard
joegard

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-04-2014 00:58:03 | More by joegard
Photo of BigV
BigV

California

4.75/5  rDev +12%

07-03-2014 17:21:14 | More by BigV
Photo of Marti403
Marti403

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-03-2014 04:29:16 | More by Marti403
Photo of Jmbbabson
Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-02-2014 01:11:29 | More by Jmbbabson
Photo of bh123
bh123

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

07-01-2014 23:37:25 | More by bh123
Photo of chinchill
chinchill

South Carolina

3.49/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery in San Marcos.

Pours black with a short-lived head that leaves little lacing.

Aroma: moderately strong and dominated by dark-roasted malts.

Flavor: more funky and less fruity than the aroma, but not challenging to drink. Lightly bitter finish.

Feel: medium body; medium-light carbonation.

O: good, not great. High ABV is too obvious.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2014 00:24:50 | More by chinchill
Photo of mikepcarney
mikepcarney

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12%

06-29-2014 22:05:38 | More by mikepcarney
Photo of KevinGordon
KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-29-2014 21:33:06 | More by KevinGordon
Photo of Rothobinide
Rothobinide

California

4.75/5  rDev +12%

06-28-2014 22:21:35 | More by Rothobinide
Photo of Baab200
Baab200

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-26-2014 08:56:30 | More by Baab200
Photo of sillyhed8
sillyhed8

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-26-2014 06:50:52 | More by sillyhed8
Photo of 314RPG
314RPG

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-25-2014 18:14:52 | More by 314RPG
Photo of Kinger86
Kinger86

Maine

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-23-2014 21:47:56 | More by Kinger86
Photo of redfox405
redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-22-2014 21:34:12 | More by redfox405
Photo of kmanjohnson
kmanjohnson

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-22-2014 20:57:32 | More by kmanjohnson
Photo of mabermud
mabermud

Washington

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This stout was served on tap into a 10oz tulip glass. The head on this beer looked impressive. The beige lacing was sticky, fluffy, and good looking. The smell of this stout was a balance of roasted malt, bitter/dark chocolate, molasses, and something pungent. This stout tastes roasted, sour, and chocolatey, with a weak boozy ending/aftertaste. Mouthfeel = medium/smooth/dry.

Overall, I was not very impressed. When I read Serpent's Stout, I started thinking of something slithery, poisonous, and big. This brew's name mislead me. If it was named The Lost Abbey Snake Stout, I probably wouldn't be as disappointed. As for being a serpent, :(

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2014 01:38:30 | More by mabermud
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 1,296 ratings.